Tie the belt and make a bow. Fold down the part above the belt. To care for thai silk. Best is to hand wash. Do not put it in washing machine.Thai silk can be washed in lukewarm water but only with the mildest soap, then rinse the silk in vinegar to retain its original luster and allow it to drip dry in the shade. Thai silk should be ironed on the inside just before it is dry or else put a damp cloth over the silk and iron. The pants are stunning and thai silk gets softer and softer over the years. This item is made of thai silk. The style is tribal and thai.